Kathy Charner is the editor in chief of books and related resources for the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the nation’s leading professional organization for those working with and on behalf of young children from birth through age 8. Previously the editor in chief of Gryphon House, Kathy manages and oversees NAEYC’s book publishing program. Before joining NAEYC, she spent 25 years at Gryphon House, where she developed the publishing program and worked with authors to create books that positively impacted the early childhood education field. Prior to joining Gryphon House, Kathy was a preschool teacher and educational researcher. Kathy has a BA in humanities from Binghamton University. She lives with her husband in Silver Spring, Maryland.
More than 250 lesson plans created by teachers—complete with learning objectives, circle and group time activities, book suggestions, and more—cover topics from colors and numbers to seasons and nursery rhyme.